Another reason to come to Michigan in May!
We have established a new e-mail address for suggestions regarding the future of MediaWest*Con: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will help us keep track of suggestions as well as keep the general mailbox (email@example.com) from jamming up.
Carlyle is an energetic one-year-old cat who needs a home.
He’s playful and affectionate, always ready with a purr or to bat a toy around. He’s very well housebroken, and uses scratching posts, etc. just as he should. He is neutered, microchiped, and current on all his shots.
He can be headstrong, so he does need a human with patience, but the results are worth it.
Unfortunately, our older cats are too shy and set in their ways to make friends with him,
and they are not happy about getting a new roommate. Carlyle would probably be fine
with other pets who were more outgoing and closer to his activity level.
We did a “test run” by introducing our vet’s clinic cat to Carlyle. It went very well; they sniffed each other, and Carlyle reacted with no hostility or anything but reasonable interest, even when the other cat got right in his face! So I’m confident he would do well in a house with other cats who were willing to meet him halfway.
He’s a sweet boy, he just needs the right home. Is it yours?
(Liz or Caroline)
We are still looking for a volunteer to oversee the Game Room.
This has been a real roller-coaster series of days and emotions.
The hotel really wanted our business and was willing to re-negotiate.
MediaWest*Con is definitely back on this year, as originally planned!
We WILL be looking at EVERYTHING going forward and WILL be reaching out for help, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we WILL get back to you.
Thank you for your passion, support, and friendship over the years.
Please spread the word!
And attend the convention this year if you can!
We have some interesting ideas…
Thanks to everyone who answered the call to help try to increase membership to a sustainable level. Unfortunately, there has not been a significant uptick in memberships since then. Therefore, we have no choice but to postpone MediaWest*Con 38 until next year.
We hope people will understand that this is not an easy decision for us, and that it does NOT mean MW*C is dead. Rather, it gives us time to consider what changes may be necessary for MW*C to continue into the future (i.e. location, date, etc.). We are also looking into the possibility of some form of virtual MW*C somewhere online.
Apologies to those who have already made travel plans, etc.. We understand that this may be a major inconvenience for many, but we had little control over the timing as a decision had to be made by the hotel deadline to cancel without incurring very large monetary penalties, which left us with a very narrow window. We have tried to be as transparent as possible that there was an issue so that members were aware that it might be necessary to postpone MW*C 38. It has also been a particularly bad year for staff members, and we lost several due to health, family, and financial issues. Thanks to all those who stepped in to help.
Existing memberships will continue to be valid. Those who are unwilling to wait may request refunds (as usual, you can convert to Supporting and continue to receive Progress Reports, etc., or you can request a full refund). The same goes for Dealers tables. Not requesting a refund now does not mean you can’t request a refund later.
The Fan Quality Awards will continue taking nominations, and voting will be conducted as usual online and by mail, with the final results posted on the MW*C website.
As always, we encourage members to subscribe to the MW*C blog to keep up with the latest updates and announcements. We will continue to maintain the MW*C blog and website as your primary sources of information.
— Lori & Gordon
MediaWest*Con 38 SUPERVILLIAN SELFIE CONTEST!
Send us your best supervillain pose! Show us how you’re chillin’ like a villain!
Entries will be displayed online in the MW*C 38 Hall of Infamy for all to fear.
Top 3 entries will win MW*C 38 Superhero Capes! Top 3 runners-up will receive other cool prizes! (Number of categories and prizes may be expanded if number of entries warrants.)
One entry per person, so make it your best! You must be a MW*C 38 member to enter. See http://www.mediawestcon.org for membership details.
Photos do not need to be in costume, but can be cosplay. Photos do not literally have to be selfies, but may not be taken by professionals. Be creative!
Send entries to email@example.com.
Entries must be received by March 7, 2018. Judges decisions are final.